With Wall Street setting its gaze on Yahoo’s earnings report this afternoon, Fox Business Network has decided to pre-empt the 5pmET edition of “The Willis Report” for a Yahoo earnings special anchored by Maria Bartiromo. Bartiromo anchors FBN’s morning show “Opening Bell,” but spent most of her career anchoring the “Closing Bell” on CNBC. Willis will contribute to the special. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is using the earnings call to outline plan for the company.
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“Sunday Morning Futures,” the Fox News show hosted by Maria Bartiromo, was the most-watched cable news hour in the demo this weekend. The 10amET Sunday show averaged 307,000 A25-54 viewers and also drew 1.06 million total viewers: third highest in both measurements for the 6-month old show. (The 9amET hour of “Fox & Friends” Saturday was most-watched among total viewers with 1.332 million). “Sunday Morning Futures’” guests included former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan.
When Bartiromo joined Fox earlier this year, she told us what viewers can expect from her FBN and FNC shows.
This summer, we’re putting a spotlight on the industry’s top producers; getting the inside story about their shows, how they got to where they are, and advice they have for future TV journalists.
For more than two decades, Gary Schreier has covered some of the biggest news and business stories in America and around the world. “I think it’s been an extraordinary 15 to 20 years,” says Schreier, who started at CNBC, followed by 16 years at Fox News and Fox Business. Now, back at CNBC as EP of “Closing Bell,” Schreier reflects on a wide-ranging career.
TVNewser: You’ve produced for general news and business news. How have you approached producing for the different types?
Schreier: Production is never just production. You always want to think about it hard and how to make the story bigger on television than it would be if you were reading it in print — digitally, online, or a newspaper — or on radio certainly. I think sometimes the difference between general news and business news is general news can lend itself where the production isn’t as important; the story itself can be so compelling, and the pictures so compelling that it just presents itself. Where as business news, say even during a financial crisis, you need to think harder on how to represent things. Business news can tend to be a lot of numbers, a lot of statistics, and you need to break those down and present them in a form that’s much more acceptable to the people. So, it’s a little more challenging, but I find it fun too. It makes you think harder, it makes you work a little harder, and if you can distill something that’s hard to understand with a lot of numbers and stats and bring it down to a level where people kind of crystallize it and get it and helps them make a good, informed decision for their life, and for their money, and for their finances, it’s kind of rewarding.
- Maria Bartiromo is taking “Opening Bell” on the road. Tomorrow morning, Bartiromo broadcasts from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Gov. Rick Perry, billionaire T. Boone Pickens, and American Airlines CEO Doug Parker are among her guests.
- CNBC has the full court press on Alibaba, as the Chinese e-commerce company prepares for its IPO tomorrow. CNBC has found that, even though it’s on track to be the largest IPO in history, 88% of Americans don’t know what Alibaba is.
- Al Jazeera America takes an in-depth look at ISIS and its impact on the region as John Seigenthaler hosts “Flashpoint: Fighting ISIL,” tomorrow at 8pmET/PT. The special examines the U.S. attempts to lead a coalition to combat the group.
- Maria Bartiromo talks with Adweek about her media diet and how she starts her day: “Usually I’ll check the performance of the international markets. Then I’ll look online and through Wall Street research reports to figure out what is setting the tone for the markets that day.”
- Jake Tapper talks about his morning routine with Bon Appetit: “As soon as I wake up, I read my email to see what news developed overnight. Then I go to Twitter and do the same thing, see what’s happened in the rest of the world. Finally, I go to Facebook to get the developments on my friend’s lives. And then I get out of bed. This is all before coffee.”
- Bill O’Reilly talks with the Cindy Adams about his latest book: Killing Patton. “Wartime things exist of which we have no idea. Our side wasn’t all good. Eisenhower and Patton, who had mistresses, were glory seekers, not buddies. In this book they’re human beings.”
- Former “Meet the Press” host David Gregory will moderate a panel discussion featuring, among others, CNN’s Dana Bash at the No Labels conference in Washington, DC next Wednesday. Gov. Jon Huntsman and U.S. Senator Joe Manchin are honorary co-chairs.
- All three evening newscasts will produce new West Coast broadcasts following. Pres. Obama’s address on ISIS tonight. For his part Scott Pelley, who is in Iraq, talks with a man who was escaped from a mass grave after being targeted by the terror group.
- It’s Maria Bartiromo’s birthday and she got a gift this morning from former Home Depot CEO Bob Nardelli, and it was way sweeter than a circular saw.
Six months after her Fox Business debut, Maria Bartiromo is focusing on the viewer. Speaking to Tribune TV Week, she explains giving the viewer what they want while also staying true to herself is key.
“The viewer is so smart,” she says. “They see right through it. If you’re trying to be someone you’re not, forget it. You’re going to be bounced off. It’s so important to be authentic and to be yourself. “It may be that someone says, ‘You know what, I don’t agree with that woman, but I like her because she’s actually telling me what she thinks. She’s herself, and I like it because she keeps it real.’ “So that’s what I’m trying to do, just to keep it real.”
Earlier this year, we went behind the scenes at Bartiromo’s Fox News/Fox Business shows. Watch after the jump.
Hedge fund manager, author, political donor and current CNBC contributor Anthony Scaramucci is expected to join Fox Business Network as a contributor. The move will reunite “The Mooch” with Maria Bartiromo. Earlier this year, Scaramucci’s SkyBridge Capital acquired the rights to the finance TV show “Wall Street Week” and hired former CNBCers Susan Krakower and Raymond Borelli to oversee its revival.
What did you want to be when you were a kid? An astronaut, oh, without question. That was what it was all about when I was growing up in the mid-’60s. … I would write NASA letters and they would send me back 8-by-10-inch color glossies of the astronauts that were flying, and I built model rockets and replicas of the rockets that we were flying. And I’ll never forget the night Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon in 1969. I shot pictures of it off our television screen watching Walter Cronkite do the coverage. I guess that was my introduction to journalism.
Q. What’s a nice, low-key trip for you?
A. My husband and I go to Tucson, Arizona, and go to the Santa Catalina Mountains and hike. I love putting on my hiking boots and going into the wilderness. It takes me away and clears my head and helps me not be so busy and stressed. It’s so nice to make time to be in nature. That’s probably my favorite type of trip.
Starting this morning, and every Friday for the rest of the summer, Maria Bartiromo will anchor her Fox Business show from outside the NYSE.
“Summer Fridays are sometimes lighter days. It’s just a nice change of pace to go outside and go downtown,” Bartiromo tells TVNewser. “I love my set and I love being at the Fox headquarters, which is so convenient for guests, but I figured because we’re in the summertime, we wanted to kick it up a little and do something different.”
Bartiromo, who joined FBN from CNBC in in January, has a long history at the NYSE: in addition to being the first reporter to broadcast live from the floor, her CNBC show was broadcast there. One of the reasons to return, she says, is to “reconnect with people” and Wall Street sources.
“I have so many friends there. I did go down once when I first started [at FBN],” she says. “It was so nice because the guys on the floor gave me such a beautiful welcome, and I really felt great about it.” Read more
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